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Flash Flood Watch In Effect For Parts of Big Bend and South Georgia

By: Associated Press; Leon County Emergency Information Email
By: Associated Press; Leon County Emergency Information Email

Associated Press Release

FLASH FLOOD WATCH
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TALLAHASSEE FL
410 PM EDT WED JUL 3 2013

...FLASH FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT THROUGH FRIDAY MORNING...

.EXTREMELY HEAVY RAIN HAS OCCURRED...WITH AMOUNTS IN SOME LOCATIONS IN THE 5 TO 10 INCH RANGE FROM TUESDAY THROUGH WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON. ADDITIONAL RAINFALL AMOUNTS OF 4 TO 8 INCHES...WITH LOCAL HIGHER AMOUNTS OF A FOOT OR MORE...ARE POSSIBLE THROUGH FRIDAY MORNING. THIS MAY CAUSE LIFE THREATENING FLASH FLOODS. IN
FACT...FLASH FLOODING HAS ALREADY BEEN REPORTED AT SOME LOCATIONS.

...FLASH FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT THROUGH FRIDAY MORNING...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN TALLAHASSEE HAS ISSUED A FLASH FLOOD WATCH FOR PORTIONS OF SOUTHEAST ALABAMA...SOUTH GEORGIA...AND NORTHWEST FLORIDA.
* THROUGH FRIDAY MORNING.

* ADDITIONAL RAINFALL AMOUNTS OF 4 TO 8 INCHES ARE POSSIBLE THROUGH FRIDAY MORNING...WITH LOCALLY HIGHER AMOUNTS EXCEEDING ONE FOOT. THIS IS ON TOP OF THE 5 TO 10 INCHES THAT HAVE ALREADY OCCURRED SINCE TUESDAY. THE GREATEST THREAT IS FROM JEFFERSON COUNTY FLORIDA WESTWARD...IN FLORIDA...AND IN SOUTHEAST ALABAMA...AS THIS REGION HAS REPORTED THE HEAVIEST RAIN SO FAR...AND APPEARS TO BE THE REGION IN LINE FOR EVEN MORE HEAVY
RAIN THROUGH FRIDAY MORNING.

* AREAS THAT WILL BE MOST PRONE TO FLASH FLOODING INCLUDE CITIES...AND LOW LYING AREAS NEAR RIVERS...STREAMS...AND CREEKS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A FLASH FLOOD WATCH MEANS THAT CONDITIONS MAY DEVELOP THAT LEAD TO FLASH FLOODING. FLASH FLOODING IS A VERY DANGEROUS SITUATION.

YOU SHOULD MONITOR LATER FORECASTS AND BE PREPARED TO TAKE ACTION SHOULD FLASH FLOOD WARNINGS BE ISSUED.

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